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Read on if you dare - we share more of your spine-chilling entries for the YEP’s spooky story competition.

Alex Roumbas, Featherbank Primary School, Horsforth, Year 5

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

Suddenly Joanne’s friend came running over the street.

The look like her had been shocked.

He talked to her so quickly Joanne could barely understand what he was saying. “G-G-Ghost.” he trembled.

On street “P-p-possessed police” before he could finish he passed out. “Are you ok?” asked Joanne.

He was breathing slowly but surely so she decided it was probably a prank.

She wondered if it was true but had to continue her journey.

She carried on walking but heard a scream, she looked around a corner and saw a black shadow moving towards her.

Joanne was petrified. As she stared, it seemed to jump into a pumpkin on a window sill.

The eyes on it glowed green and its mouth seemed to say “I want YOU!” The shadow leaped out of the pumpkin and sped towards Joanne.

Joanne reacted quickly and dived to the side, and the shadow whizzed out beside her. She ran as quick as lightning away from it.

The shadow rushed after her. It moved over and walls, bins, cars, street lights, even a whole tree. Then it climbed a wall and rushed down after Joanne.

She quickly tried to run into the nearest shop but the door was closed.

She was pinned against the wall and leaves blew towards the shadow making the shape of a human. “You.” The shape spoke in a kind of echoey voice. “Are the reason I came here”.

Josh Moss, Featherbank Primary School, Horsforth, Year 5

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

Joanne could see her house in the distance, when all at once she was swallowed by darkness.

She began to shake with fear as shivers ran down her spine.

The bats were squeaking frantically and the owls’ hoots were echoing around the dark, gloomy forest.

The whole situation was petrifying!

Even the leaves, which were dancing in the cold breeze, were whispering terrifying things to her.

“What was that?” Joanne stuttered to herself anxiously, as the leaves rustled suddenly.

She wanted to run but her legs were a heavy as lead.

Joanne looked around apprehensively, gasped deeply and then let out a blood curdling scream...

In the moonlight, she could see bloody, dried out bones scattered on the rocky path in front of her.

From nowhere, a shadow fell across her. Joanne turned, her jaw dropped.

Towering over her, the beast stared with his fiery eyes, which were as red as blood.

Its teeth were razor sharp and she could smell the staleness of his breath. As quick as a flash, the beast pounced...

Anish Johar, 9.

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

She hurried on, her heart beating more quickly than normal; something didn’t feel right.

As she carried on she heard a rustling sound among the trees.

Slowly a ghostly veiled figure floated out in front of her.

Joanne froze in fear.

Her feet felt like pieces of lead that anchored her to the ground.

She could feel the hairs, on the back of her neck, prick up in shock.

In one hand, the figure carried her detached head, while in the other, she held a sword with blood dripping from its tip.

Three deep cuts were slashed across her face. The ghost approached. Joanne fled, for fear of her life. Without realizing, she ran into a graveyard.

Suddenly, in quick succession, she heard crack after crack as each tombstone split into pieces.

Then mounds of earth piled into the grass and hands emerged from the ground.

The dead had awoken. Joanne screamed in horror as a hand grabbed her.

She slapped the hand and pushed it away and ran as fast as she could.

Adrenaline raged through her body.

In the distance she saw a light flicker and headed towards it, thinking it was the local pub that she had passed earlier that day.

Running towards this safe having relief surged through her body as she pushed open the door vigorously.

Joanne collapsed on the floor speechless. Suddenly, she heard footsteps as the door slammed shut.

She looked up and two razor sharp teeth bit into her neck. “AHHHHH...”

Joanne’s friends often wondered what had happened to her. Where had she gone? Nobody knew... but you and I know!

Cassia Paes, 7. St Augustine’s Catholic Primary, Leeds

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

Joanne was walking in the darkness.

She thought why did she come especially when it was Halloween.

Suddenly she heard some footsteps. She saw a scarecrow with pumpkin head.

“Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh” she screamed in terror and run away!

She ran as fast as her little legs could take her.

“Aaaaahhhhhh” she screamed as loud as she could but nobody came to help when she was trapped in the graveyard of doom and terror.

She heard a loud and scary laugh.

Standing there was a scary old witch with rotten teeth.

The witch said, “I am going to have you for my tea.”

She had a large cauldron with green smelly soup. Joanne started shaking.

“Ha ha ha ha” laughed the witch.

Joanne had an idea, she slowly crept up to the laughing witch and pushed her in the cauldron and ran off.

She climbed over the top of the graveyard gate and started running but she got trapped in a huge spider’s web.

From the top she saw a big green eyed spider crawling to her.

Poor Joanne was terrified and screamed at the spider. She got out of the web and ran all the way home.

As she got to the door she heard her mother’s voice. “Wake up Joanne, wake up it’s morning.”

Joanne woke up with a start and realised that she was dreaming.

“Phew” said Joanne, “I am glad that it was not for real.”

Keren Biju, 6.

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

When she took one step something came to her!

She could only see pitch black! Oh no! Joanne shouted.

What is it going to be!

She was shivering and shivering and shivering!

Oh what am I going to do? She shivered. She thought what if the monster will get her.

She looked all around but nothing.

She looked again. But only one light came on. And that light was where the shop was.

Joanne went to that shop.

She calmed herself then went inside!

When she got in she got one foot in then she got her other foot in. But it was stuck in something.

She looked behind her and it was a dead school girl!

Catherine Higginbotham, 9, Featherbank Primary School, Horsforth

It was already dark when Joanne headed home.

For some reason all the street lights had suddenly gone off and all around her was pitch black.

Oh why did I leave it so late, she thought with a shiver, especially as it was Halloween.

As she proceeded into darkness she heard a high pitch scream.

Joanne froze.

With her shaky hand she pulled out her phone and turned on flashlight.

She heard a distant moan.

She shone the flashlight in the air, there on top of the hill there was a pale figure blowing in the breeze.

It was wearing a white silky dress and it had white long wavy hair.

An icy chill shot down her shivering spine.

Straight away Joanne made a bee-line for her house.

She saw the figure zoom down, almost like it was aiming for her. It was.

Now Joanne darted for her decorated house. She ran in and locked everything.

The Ghost Child’s eyes were staring through the window.

They made contact with Joanne.

She had never felt so terrified in her entire life.

The child creepily tilted her head and smiled. Joanne shrieked. She called the police to come immediately.

They said they had loads of calls about this problem and they had the right gear for it was a ghost.

In no time at all the police were here they caught the child and took it away.

After that Joanne never ever went trick or treating again.

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